Category Archives: London Fire Brigade

London Assembly response to Walthamstow fire

Responding to the Walthamstow shopping centre fire, Chair of the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee, Andrew Dismore AM, said: “This morning, a fire broke out in a shopping centre in Walthamstow, East London.  Over 125 firefighters bravely tackled the blaze while ensuring residents in the local community were safe. “The London Fire Brigade’s response to the fire was nothing […]

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Dismore questions Mayor over Government inaction on fire safety and protection of private flat owners

At today’s Mayor’s Question Time, Andrew Dismore AM, Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden and Chair of the Assembly Fire Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee, questioned London Mayor Sadiq Khan over Government inaction on fire safety, the  protection of private flat owners from unaffordable bills to remove dangerous cladding, and the poor prospects for progress if Boris Johnson […]

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Ham and High column on fire safety

As Chair of the City Hall Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee, I’m becoming increasingly concerned about  the Government’s snail paced efforts over fire safety. In her resignation speech, Prime Minister May reiterated that nothing like Grenfell Tower must happen again. Yet two years on, there’s no new legislation to reform fire safety, thousands of Londoners still live in blocks […]

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